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Evan R. Liblit Memorial Fund

liblitMany of us remember Evan Liblit as an innovator and teacher of recycling and waste management.

But Evan was a student as well. Always anxious to explore new technologies and techniques, he quickly learned and understood that his field was subject to fiscal pressures, legislative compromise and the public’s willingness to cooperate.

Today’s students of environmental management face similar challenges and changes. Waste management in the new millennium will not only be subject to the same pressures of the last two decades, but new technologies will emerge and ever-changing regulation will attempt to address those changes.

In 1997, the State University at Stony Brook recognized Evan Liblit’s contributions to solid waste management and recycling, and established a memorial scholarship in his name. The Evan R. Liblit Memorial Fund will support graduate students at the SUNY Stony Brook Waste Reduction and Management Institute. The fund will be on-going and self-sustaining, and will benefit these students for years to come.

As a friend of the environment, please join with fellow Long Islanders and associates of Evan Liblit, and honor his memory by making this fund an important part of our region’s environmental future.

For more information, e-mail Larry Swanson at larry.swanson@stonybrook.edu.

Ways to Give

Gifts may be made by check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences/SBF. The Center also accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. To donate on-line please click here.

Previous graduate student award recipients are listed below.  The Winners of the Liblit Memorial Scholarship are listed on an Undergraduate and Graduate Student plaques in the Endeavour Hall Lobby.

Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Fund Annual Award Winners

For Their Excellence and Continued Support of Recycling in New York State.

1998 Margaret McArdle

1999 Michael Ahrens

2000 Aaron Rust

2001 Ann Zulkosky

2002 Teresa Mathews

2003 Mark J. Benotti

2004 Paula S. Rose

2005 Christine O'Connell

2006 Owen Doherty

2007 Anne Cooper Ellefson

2008 Brooke Rodgers

2009 John C. Gondek

2010 Cassandra Bauer

2011 Konstantine Rountos

2012 Krista Green

2013 Natasha Gownaris

2014 Kaitlin Willig

2015 Ryan Wallace

2016 Irvin Huang

Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Award Winners

For Their Excellence and Continued Support of Recycling in New York State.

2008 Amandeep Parhar

2009 John Botos

2010 Deborah Aller

2011 Eda Charmaine Gimenez

2012 Rasheed Lucas

2013 Marie Baietto

2014 Moshan Chen

2015 Emily Markowitz

2016 Michelle Barbosa & Alfredo Esposito

Below are articles regarding the Liblit Award, including profiles of the winners.  Click on a headline to view the article.

2016 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Winners Honored

Above Image: Charles Taber (Dean of the Graduate School), Alfredo Esposito (Undergraduate Liblit Scholar), Michelle Barbosa (Undergraduate Liblit Scholar), Irvin Huang (Graduate Liblit Scholar), Larry Swanson, Michael Cahill The winners of the 2016 Evan R. Liblit...

Liblit Award Winners 2015

The winners of the 2015 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarships have been announced!  Ryan Wallace of SoMAS has won the Liblit Graduate Scholarship.  Emily Markowitz has won the Liblit Undergraduate Scholarship.  The winners were selected on the basis of their...

17th Annual Evan R. Liblit Scholarship/Fundraiser Breakfast

The 17th annual Evan R. Liblit Scholarship/Fundraiser Breakfast took place on November 12 at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip. Michael Cahill, Chair of the Liblit Scholarship Steering Committee, was the moderator. Welcome remarks were made by Dr. Harold Walker of the Civil Engineering Department, who also gave an update on his undergraduate who had won the scholarship last year. Dr. Carl Safina was the keynote speaker. Moshan Chen received the Liblit Undergraduate Award which honors an outstanding undergraduate who demonstrates a commitment to helping solve environmental problems. Kaitlin Willig received the Liblit Graduate Award which supports a graduate student who demonstrates excellence in academic achievement and who is undertaking a marine, terrestrial, groundwater, atmospheric pollution-related or waste management research topic. Congratulations to both students!

Liblit Scholarship Award Breakfast 2013

Natasha Gownaris of SoMAS has won the 2013 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Natasha was selected on the basis of her application and interview with members of the Liblit Steering Committee. Natasha was a guest at the annual Liblit Memorial Scholarship...

Student Profile: Eda Gimenez

Eda Gimenez is an undergraduate student at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), currently in her 3rd year of study.  Eda was recently awarded the 2011 Evan R. Liblit Undergraduate Scholarship, which honors undergraduates who show a commitment to...

Student Profile: Cassandra “Cassie” Bauer

Cassie Bauer is currently a second year Master’s student at SoMAS.  She is the most recent recipient of the Evan R. Liblit Scholarship award, a scholarship by the Evan R. Liblit Memorial Fund to support graduate studies at SoMAS in the field of waste management and/or...

Student Profile: Deborah Aller

A Stellar Graduate: Deborah Aller Receives Prestigious Chancellor’s Award When SoMAS undergraduate Deborah Aller stepped away from the stage at this year’s SoMAS Convocation, she could look back at a career at Stony Brook that was more than distinguished. Deborah took...

Student Profile: Amandeep Parhar

Stony Brook University Senior Amandeep Parhar received the first annual Evan R. Liblit Undergraduate Scholarship, which honors an outstanding undergraduate student who demonstrates a commitment to helping solve environmental problems. Amandeep is majoring in Economics...

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